Township: Moss

Map Reference: unknown exact location

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: These forms are difficult to reconcile. Cidsin is an unusual generic on Tiree today, twice applied to very small, basic extensions or attached houses. It is likely to be a loan word from E ‘kitchen’, but some of these forms may be a loan word from OI kytja fem. ‘hovel, small cottage’ (Zoega) with the post-positioned definite article > kytjan.
‘younger types of farm names in Iceland are the names with kot. They are first mentioned in the fourteenth century, but they later become very popular as croft names.’ (Sigmundsson, in Gammeltoft et al., 2005, 213)
‘Kytja ‘cottage or hut’ [occurs six times on Shetland, and] is related to kot, which was very common in Iceland.’ (Sigmundsson, in Gammeltoft et al., 2005, 210)
There is a Kitchen of Brecks in Deerness, Orkney (SP). There is a Kyten in Rødøy, Norway (NG).

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Related Places:

Not a fulll croft but a slope - AS.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 6/1994 and 8/1996